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Unstoppable! McColl is the 2014 Adidas Rock Star

This weekend the who’s who of the international climbing community gathered for a veritable Climbing Rock Show in Germany at Stuttgart’s modern Porsche-Arena. Sean McColl proves why is the one of the world’s best competitive climbers, again.

Around 70 athletes from 20 different countries, including World Champions, European Champions and World Cup winners, met at the Rock Stars boulder invitational to compete on a giant stage, accompanied by pushing music performances.

More than 3,500 enthusiastic spectators came to celebrate the twelve finalists from nine countries on Saturday evening. Pumped up by rockband Badasstics, European Beatbox Champion Robeat and the extreme sports DJs Chainsaw and Sungod, the athletes went beyond themselves and delivered extra power when there was actually none left. Their spectacular, powerful and dynamic moves enthused the crowds.

In a thrilling superfinal on a dual boulder, on which the two best athletes climb simultaneously an identical route, the 2014 Overall World Cup Champion Akiyo Noguchi and the reigning Climbing World Champion Overall, Sean McColl claimed the title Adidas Rock Stars 2014, ahead of lead expert Mina Marcovic from Slovenia and 18-year old Jongwon Chon (KOR).

In 2014, McColl has won Psico Comp, America Ninja Warrior and so many World Cup bouldering and lead competitions it is hard to keep track.

Sean McColl at the 2014 Adidas Rock Stars  Photo Adidas
Sean McColl at the 2014 Adidas Rock Stars Photo Adidas